Adrian Gregory once worked for the Transportation Security Administration.

It was there at the TSA in Menlo Park that she recalled a coworker who would often greet her with a “Hello, Love.”

That was Gregory’s inspiration for the naming of her Manteca business, ‘Hello Luv,’ which recently opened at its location, 212 Yosemite Ave. Ste. A.

“We were attracted to downtown,” said Gregory, who shares the business featuring personalized gift baskets, silk flower arrangements and an assortment of gift ideas with Mr. D.

Like Gregory, he, too, is retired. Mr. D, a golf enthusiast – he plays in various fundraising tournaments including the one benefitting the local Boys and Girls Clubs – worked construction for Teichert & Sons Inc.

“I still have the need to get my hands dirty and feel the earth,” he said.

Gregory opened ‘Hello Luv’ which has been around for the past three years, having previously been at 507 E. Center St.

“People knew about us online or by word of mouth,” she said.

Her personalized baskets are crafted to handle any occasion, from a job promotion to finalizing a divorce. Of course, there are gift ideas celebrating the holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, retirements, and other milestones.

“There’s something here for everybody,” Gregory said.

For more information, call ‘Hello Luv’ at (209) 609-9600.